There’s nothing like a good home remedy, but if your concoction happens to contain a prohibited substance like marijuana, police in Bali are not going to let that fly—no matter how effective the remedy.
A Surabaya man was arrested in Buleleng, North Bali, after he was reportedly found in possession of ganja.
For Antonius Stevany Soedarjan alias Stevi, 48, marijuana was a godsend—he would apparently use the plant medicinally to treat his chronic high uric acid every day, according to police.
Ironically, Stevi would mix the natural substance with something very unnatural (but delicious): instant noodles.
“I am sick, suffering from high uric acid. I found information on the internet that cannabis is able to relieve body aches. It was proven true when I consumed it. My body felt better, not in pain,” Stevi said on Tuesday in Buleleng Police custody, as quoted by Tribun Bali.
Stevi started consuming his concoction back in January 2017, according to police.
Police say they were tipped off that the man was holding a “drug gathering” at a villa in Kalibukbuk village on Tuesday. Upon inspection, police say they found 3.29 grams of marijuana on the man.
After arresting Stevi, police went after Putu Agus Sudarsana alias Deni, 37, the friend who Stevi apparently planned to consume the drugs with. Deni was arrested shortly after.
Stevi had bought the drugs together with Deni from a dealer in the Karangasem area, Buleleng Police Narcotics Investigation Chief Ketut Adnyana said.
When it was all said and done, police say they managed to confiscate about seven grams of marijuana from between the two suspects.
Police say both men are facing criminal charges.